119.28(2) (2)The board may employ teachers to give instruction in homes or hospitals to pupils unable to attend special schools.
119.28(3) (3)The board may provide transportation for pupils attending special schools and provide school lunches for pupils under such terms as it determines.
119.28(4) (4)The superintendent of schools shall prescribe, with the approval of the committee on instruction, the periods of instruction at special schools subject to amendment, rejection or confirmation by the board.
119.28(5) (5)Any action under subs. (3) and (4) shall be subject to the direction of the state superintendent and the division for learning support in the department as provided by law.
119.30 119.30 Trade schools.
119.30(1)(1)The board may establish, conduct and maintain one or more schools for the purpose of giving practical instruction in the useful trades and may purchase the proper machinery, tools and equipment and employ a sufficient number of teachers and other necessary employees in such schools. Such schools shall be known as senior trade schools and junior trade schools.
119.30(2) (2)Until otherwise determined by the board, only pupils who have completed the 8th grade in an accredited school whose graduates are eligible for admission to a high school in the city shall be admitted to the senior trade schools. Only pupils who have attained the age of 14 years or have completed at least 6 grades in elementary school shall be admitted to the junior trade schools.
119.30(3) (3)The board may require pupils in trade schools to pay the cost of all materials consumed in the course. In lieu of that requirement, the board may establish a fixed sum to be paid by each pupil in a course which shall be sufficient to cover the cost of materials to be consumed by the pupil in the course. The board may sell any articles made or manufactured in a trade school and determine the use of the proceeds from the sale.
119.30 History History: 1973 c. 15; 1989 a. 290.
119.315 119.315 Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics pilot programs for pupils in grades kindergarten to 5. If the board determines that state or federal aid is available, any school in the city that enrolls pupils in grades kindergarten to 5 is eligible to apply to the board for funding to participate in a pilot program designed to develop innovative instructional programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics; support pupils who are typically under-represented in these subjects; and increase the academic achievement of pupils in those subjects.
119.315 History History: 2009 a. 215.
119.32 119.32 Superintendent of schools; business manager.
119.32(1)(1)The board shall elect by roll call vote at a regular meeting a superintendent of schools whenever that office becomes vacant. The superintendent of schools shall be a person of suitable learning and experience in the art of instruction and shall have practical familiarity with the most approved methods of organizing and conducting a system of schools.
119.32(2) (2)Under the direction of the board, the superintendent of schools shall have general supervision of:
119.32(2)(a) (a) The public schools and the manner of conducting and grading such schools.
119.32(2)(b) (b) The assistant superintendents, supervisors, educational department heads, professional assistants to the superintendent of schools, principals, vice principals and teachers in the city.
119.32(3) (3)Subject to confirmation by the board, the superintendent of schools shall appoint the deputy superintendent of schools, associate superintendent of schools, executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, assistant to the superintendent of schools, assistant superintendent, division director, department director and other supervisory or administrative employees designated by the board.
119.32(4) (4)The superintendent of schools shall be an advisory member of every committee of the board, except when an inquiry into his or her acts or an investigation of his or her official conduct is under consideration by such committee.
119.32(5) (5)The superintendent of schools shall assign all teachers and engage and assign substitute teachers at the per diem compensation fixed by the board.
119.32(6) (6)The superintendent of schools shall collect such statistics and information relating to schools and the population entitled to school privileges in the city as the board directs.
119.32(7) (7)Notwithstanding ss. 115.28 (7), 118.19 (1) and 121.02 (1) (a), the board may elect a superintendent of schools, and may employ a business manager, who are not licensed by the department.
119.32 History History: 1989 a. 4; 1991 a. 10, 39, 189; 1993 a. 16, 58, 490, 492; 1995 a. 27 ss. 4013, 4014, 9145 (1); 1997 a. 27.
119.33 119.33 Superintendent of schools opportunity schools and partnership program.
119.33(1)(1)Legal entity. There is created within the school district operating under this chapter a superintendent of schools opportunity schools and partnership program under the management and control of the superintendent of schools.
119.33(2) (2)Duties. The superintendent of schools may establish an opportunity schools and partnership program under this section. If the superintendent of schools proceeds under this section, the superintendent of schools, the entities selected to operate and manage schools transferred to the program under this section, and each school transferred to the program under this section shall be subject to ss. 118.016, 118.13, 118.30 (1m), and 118.38, other than s. 118.38 (1) (a) 9., and to subch. V of ch. 115 and federal law applicable to children with disabilities. If the superintendent of schools proceeds under this section, the superintendent of schools shall do all of the following:
119.33(2)(a) (a) Policies for identifying eligible schools to be transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program; partnership initiatives.
119.33(2)(a)1.1. Establish policies for providing a qualitative analysis of each eligible school, identified in the annual report submitted by the state superintendent under s. 115.28 (10m) (a), to determine whether the school is suitable for transfer to the program under this section. The superintendent of schools may use the policies established by the commissioner under s. 119.9002 (1) (a) to select eligible schools to be transferred to the program under this section and may use the request-for-proposal process developed by the commissioner under s. 119.9002 (2) (b) for soliciting proposals from individuals, groups, persons, and governing bodies of private schools to operate and manage the eligible school upon transfer of the school to the program under this section. If the superintendent of schools does not use the policies established by the commissioner, the superintendent of schools shall include as a criterion in his or her policies the level of interest within the school and the school's community in transferring the school to the program, as determined from community engagement, and shall establish a method for evaluating community engagement.
119.33(2)(a)2. 2. Develop and manage partnership programs to more efficiently and effectively deploy wraparound services to residents of the county.
119.33(2)(b) (b) Selection of schools for transfer to the opportunity schools and partnership program and limit on the number of schools transferred in any one school year.
119.33(2)(b)1.a.a. During the 2015-16 school year, but after the commissioner has completed his or her selection under s. 119.9002 (2) (a), select from the report submitted by the state superintendent under s. 115.28 (10m) (a) at least one and not more than 3 eligible schools to be transferred to the program under this section for the following school year.
119.33(2)(b)1.b. b. During the 2016-17 school year, but after the commissioner has completed his or her selection under s. 119.9002 (2) (a), select from the report submitted by the state superintendent under s. 115.28 (10m) (a) not more than 3 additional eligible schools to be transferred to the program under this section for the following school year.
119.33(2)(b)1.c. c. During the 2017-18 school year and any subsequent school year, but after the commissioner has completed his or her selection under s. 119.9002 (2) (a), select from the report submitted by the state superintendent under s. 115.28 (10m) (a) not more than 5 additional eligible schools to be transferred to the program under this section for the following school year.
119.33(2)(b)2. 2. After selecting one or more eligible schools to be transferred to the program as provided under subd. 1., initiate a request-for-proposal process for each selected school and make a determination regarding the entity that will operate the school. Upon receipt of proposals under subd. 1., the superintendent of schools may engage the families of pupils enrolled in the school and community members and organizations to cultivate support for the transfer of the school to the program under this section.
119.33(2)(b)3. 3. For each eligible school selected under subd. 1., determine which of the following will be responsible for the operation and general management of the school upon its transfer to the program under this section:
119.33(2)(b)3.a. a. An individual or group not currently operating a school.
119.33(2)(b)3.b. b. A person who is operating a charter school. The superintendent of schools may proceed under this subd. 3. b. only if one of the following applies: the performance on examinations administered under s. 118.30 (1r) of pupils attending a school operated by the person exceeds the performance on examinations administered under s. 118.30 (1) of pupils attending the school being transferred to the person under this subdivision; or the performance category assigned to a school operated by the person on accountability reports published under s. 115.385 (1) for the school in each of the 3 preceding consecutive school years exceeds the performance category assigned to the school being transferred to the person under this subdivision in each of the 3 preceding consecutive school years. If fewer than 3 accountability reports have been published for a charter school described in this subd. 3. b., the superintendent of schools shall determine an alternative method for comparing the school's performance.
119.33(2)(b)3.c. c. The governing body of a nonsectarian private school participating in a program under s. 118.60 or 119.23. The superintendent of schools may proceed under this subd. 3. c. only if one of the following applies: the performance on examinations administered under s. 118.30 (1s) or (1t) of pupils attending a school operated by the governing body exceeds the performance on examinations administered under s. 118.30 (1) of pupils attending the school being transferred to the governing body under this subdivision; or the performance category assigned to a school operated by the governing body on accountability reports published under s. 115.385 (1) for the school in each of the 3 preceding consecutive school years exceeds the performance category assigned to the school being transferred to the governing body under this subdivision in each of the 3 preceding consecutive school years. If fewer than 3 accountability reports have been published for a private school described in this subd. 3. c., the superintendent of schools shall determine an alternative method for comparing the school's performance.
119.33(2)(b)4. 4. Provide alternative public school attendance arrangements for pupils who do not wish to attend a school that has been transferred to the program under this section.
119.33(2)(b)5. 5. Annually submit to the board a report of the total number of pupils enrolled in all schools transferred to the program under this section in the current school year. For each school transferred to the program under this section, the superintendent of schools shall indicate the number of pupils enrolled in the school and whether the school is under the operation and general management of an individual or group under par. (c) 1., a person operating a charter school as described under par. (c) 2., or the governing body of a private school as described under par. (c) 3.
119.33(2)(c) (c) Transfer of schools to and supervision of schools transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program. Assume general supervision over the schools transferred to the program under this section and take one of the following actions regarding each school selected under par. (b) 1.:
119.33(2)(c)1. 1. Transfer the operation and general management of the school to an individual or group under par. (b) 3. a. If the superintendent of schools proceeds under this subdivision, neither the superintendent of schools nor the individual or group selected to be responsible for the operation and general management of the school may charge tuition to pupils attending the school.
119.33(2)(c)2. 2. Transfer the operation and general management of the school to a person under par. (b) 3. b. pursuant to a 5-school-year contract with the person. If the superintendent of schools proceeds under this subdivision, the superintendent of schools may contract only with a not-for-profit group. Under the terms of the contract:
119.33(2)(c)2.a. a. The person, and schools operated by the person, shall be subject to the provisions of ss. 118.13 and 118.38, other than s. 118.38 (1) (a) 9.
119.33(2)(c)2.b. b. The person shall submit achievement data of pupils attending the school directly to the superintendent of schools, who shall submit that achievement data to the board.
119.33(2)(c)2.c. c. The person may not charge tuition to pupils attending a school under the contract.
119.33(2)(c)2.d. d. The superintendent of schools shall evaluate the performance of the school at the end of the 3rd school year under the contract to determine whether the school is demonstrating adequate growth in pupil achievement. If the superintendent of schools determines that the school is not demonstrating adequate growth in pupil achievement, the superintendent of schools may either select an alternative person that qualifies under par. (b) 3. b. to be responsible for the operation and general management of the school or select a governing body of a private school that qualifies under par. (b) 3. c. to be responsible for the operation and general management of the school.
119.33(2)(c)3. 3. Transfer the operation and general management of the school to the governing body of a private school pursuant to a 5-school-year contract with the governing body. If the superintendent of schools proceeds under this subdivision, the superintendent of schools may contract only with a not-for-profit governing body of a private school. Under the terms of the contract:
119.33(2)(c)3.a. a. The governing body of a private school, and schools in the opportunity schools and partnership program operated by the governing body, shall be subject to the provisions of ss. 118.13 and 118.38, other than s. 118.38 (1) (a) 9.
119.33(2)(c)3.b. b. The governing body of a private school shall administer the examinations required under ss. 118.016 and 118.30 (1s) and shall submit achievement data of pupils attending the school directly to the superintendent of schools, who shall submit that achievement data to the board.
119.33(2)(c)3.c. c. The governing body of a private school may not charge tuition to pupils attending a school under the contract.
119.33(2)(c)3.d. d. The superintendent of schools shall evaluate the performance of the school at the end of the 3rd school year under the contract to determine whether the school is demonstrating adequate growth in pupil achievement. If the superintendent of schools determines that the school is not demonstrating adequate growth in pupil achievement, the superintendent of schools may either select an alternative governing body of a private school that qualifies under par. (b) 3. c. to be responsible for the operation and general management of the school or select a person that qualifies under par. (b) 3. b. to be responsible for the operation and general management of the school.
119.33(2)(c)4. 4. Ensure that no school transferred to the program under this section charges tuition to pupils.
119.33(2)(d) (d) Achievement and assessment data. Upon receipt from an individual or group operating a school pursuant to par. (c) 1., from a person operating a school pursuant to par. (c) 2., or from the governing body of a private school operating a school pursuant to par. (c) 3. of pupil achievement and assessment data, forward that data to the board.
119.33(2)(e) (e) Employees; benefits.
119.33(2)(e)1.1. Select, hire, and employ staff. The superintendent of schools may terminate staff if appropriate. The superintendent of schools shall determine the compensation, duties, and qualifications of his or her staff. Individuals employed by the superintendent of schools are not subject to subch. II of ch. 63.
119.33(2)(e)2.a.a. Take responsibility over the selection, hiring, employment, and termination of the principals, vice principals, and teachers in those schools transferred to the program under this section. The superintendent of schools shall assign all teachers within those schools and shall engage and assign substitute teachers at the per diem compensation fixed by the superintendent of schools. If the superintendent of schools transfers a school to the program under this section, the superintendent of schools may reassign the school's staff members out of the school without regard to seniority in service, shall terminate all employees of the school who are employees of the school district operating under this chapter, and shall require any individual seeking to remain employed at the school to reapply for employment at the school. Employees of the program under this section are not employees of the board.
119.33(2)(e)2.b. b. The superintendent of schools may delegate school staffing decisions under subd. 1. to the individual or group operating the school under par. (c) 1., the person operating the school under par. (c) 2., or the governing body of a private school operating the school under par. (c) 3.
119.33(2)(e)2.c. c. Upon transfer of a school out of the program under this section, reassign staff members of the school only in consultation with the board.
119.33(2)(e)3. 3. Determine which of the following instruments will be used to provide health care and retirement benefits to the employees of the program under this section, and schools transferred to the program, and take the necessary and appropriate steps to execute the selected instrument:
119.33(2)(e)3.a. a. A memorandum of understanding with the board under which the superintendent of schools may purchase health care and retirement benefits for all employees of the program under this section and schools transferred to the program.
119.33(2)(e)3.b. b. A memorandum of understanding with the secretary of employee trust funds under s. 40.03 (2) (x) 2. under which the superintendent of schools may purchase health care and retirement benefits, with statutory contributions, for all employees of the program under this section and schools transferred to the program.
119.33(2)(e)3.c. c. A contract between the superintendent of schools and an individual or group under par. (c) 1. or a person under par. (c) 2. under which the individual or group or the person is required to self-insure or purchase health care and retirement benefits for employees of the school under the contract.
119.33(2)(e)3.d. d. A contract between the superintendent of schools and a governing body of a private school under par. (c) 3. under which the governing body is required to self-insure or purchase health care and retirement benefits for employees of the school under the contract.
119.33(2)(f) (f) Management of schools transferred to the opportunity schools and partnership program. Upon the transfer of a school to the program under this section, take possession and exercise care, control, and management of all land, buildings, facilities, and other property that is part of the school being transferred as an agent of the board.
119.33(2)(g) (g) Educational priorities and objectives. Identify broad yearly objectives and assess priorities for education in the program under this section. The superintendent of schools may issue an annual report and such additional reports as the superintendent of schools deems desirable on the progress of pupils enrolled in schools in the program.
119.33(2)(h) (h) Custodians of school premises. Fix the duties and responsibilities of principals of schools transferred to the program under this section, as custodians of the school premises, and of the school engineers. Each principal shall have general supervision of and shall be custodian of all school premises over which the principal presides.
119.33(2)(i) (i) Competitive bidding. Establish competitive bidding policies and procedures for purchases and contracts.
119.33(2)(j) (j) School budget. Annually, prepare a budget for each school transferred to the program under this section. The superintendent of schools may delegate budgeting responsibilities under this paragraph to the individual or group operating the school under par. (c) 1., the person operating the school under par. (c) 2., or the governing body of a private school operating the school under par. (c) 3.
119.33(2)(k) (k) Budget. Annually transmit his or her proposed budget for the program under this section to the board on forms furnished by the auditing officer of the city.
119.33(2)(L) (L) Comprehensive programs. Collaborate with nonprofit organizations and government agencies to provide pupils enrolled in a school in the program with comprehensive social services and educational support, which may include a program under this section that offers comprehensive services that address the needs of children and youth from before the time they are born to postsecondary education.
119.33(2)(m) (m) Alternative routes to graduation. Provide alternative methods of attaining a high school diploma for those pupils enrolled in a school in the program under this section who are unlikely to graduate in the traditional manner, including a program allowing a pupil or former pupil to retake a course in which he or she was not initially successful.
119.33(2)(n) (n) Transportation.
119.33(2)(n)1.1. Provide for the transportation of pupils to and from any school transferred to the program under this section.
119.33(2)(n)2. 2. Upon written request from the parent or guardian of a pupil attending a school transferred to the program under this section who is displaced from his or her residence while enrolled in that school, provide transportation assistance to ensure that the pupil may continue to attend the school.
119.33(2)(o) (o) Expulsion of pupils. Follow the policies established by the board for the expulsion of pupils from schools transferred to the program under this section.
119.33(2)(p) (p) Random selection. If the superintendent of schools or any entity operating and managing a school transferred to the program under this section establishes an application process through which pupils may apply to attend a school transferred to the program under this section, establish and utilize, and ensure that the entity utilizes, a random selection process for the admission of pupils to the school when the number of applicants exceeds the number of seats in the school.
119.33(3) (3)Superintendent of schools; powers.
119.33(3)(a)(a) For purposes of the program under this section, the superintendent of schools shall have all of the powers granted to the commissioner of the opportunity schools and partnership program under s. 119.9003.
119.33(3)(b) (b) The superintendent of schools shall exercise the powers, duties, and functions prescribed to the superintendent of schools under this section independently of the board. Budgeting, program coordination, and related management functions for the schools transferred to the program under this section shall be performed by the superintendent of schools.
119.33(3)(c) (c) The superintendent of schools may enter into a contract for cooperative action with a municipality under s. 66.0301 without approval of the board. In this paragraph, “municipality" has the meaning given in s. 66.0301 (1).
119.33(4) (4)Exit from opportunity schools and partnership program. Subject to sub. (5) (a), the superintendent of schools may transfer a school out of the program under this section if the superintendent of schools determines that the school has been placed in a performance category of “meets expectations" or higher on the 3 preceding consecutive accountability reports published for the school under s. 115.385 (1). Under this subsection, any of the following may apply to a school transferred out of the program under this section:
119.33(4)(a) (a) Subject to sub. (5) (b), the superintendent of schools may return operation and general management of the school to the board.
119.33(4)(b) (b) The superintendent of schools may transfer operation and management of the school to a person to operate the school under s. 118.40 as a charter school that is not an instrumentality of the school district, as determined under s. 118.40 (7).
119.33(4)(c) (c) The superintendent of schools may transfer operation and general management of the school to the governing body of a private school.
119.33(5) (5)Opportunity schools and partnership program; limitations.
119.33(5)(a)(a) A school transferred to the program under this section may not be transferred out of the program under sub. (4) for 5 consecutive school years.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 18 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on October 1, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after October 1, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-1-19)